Research Article
Volume 3 Issue 3 - 2020
Retention of Anatomy Knowledge: During Clerkship
Hina Khan1*, Muhammad Asif2, Devi Kumari1, Asad Raza Jiskani3, Fouzia Kirmani1, Anas Bin Tariq4, Muhammad Ahmed5 and Abdul Hayee5
1Department of Anatomy, Al-Tibri Medical College and Hospital, Isra University, Karachi Campus, Pakistan
2Department of Physical Therapy, Isra Institute of Rehabilitation Science, Isra University, Karachi Campus, Pakistan
3Department of Community Medicine, Al-Tibri Medical College and Hospital, Isra University, Karachi Campus, Pakistan
4Department of Medical Education, Al-Tibri Medical College and Hospital, Isra University, Karachi Campus, Pakistan
5Medical Students of Fourth Year MBBS, Al-Tibri Medical College and Hospital, Isra University, Karachi Campus, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author:Hina Khan, Associate Professor Anatomy, Deputy Director Research and PG Affairs, Al-Tibri Medical College and Hospital, Isra University, Karachi Campus, Pakistan.
Received: February 18, 2020; Published: April 29, 2020


Background and Objective: Anatomy is the basic subject during pre-clinical phase. Its clinical correlation is essential for the diagnosis and examination of patient. This study was conducted to evaluate retention of anatomy basics at the end of clinical and clerkship stage of medical profession. 

Materials and Methods: This was a Cross sectional study. Total 200 students of MBBS from final year and house officers were included in this study related to integrated system of education. Out of total participants 45% were male and 65% females, 45% were from final year and 55% were interns. Valid questionnaire with 9 valid questions was used.

Results: 62.5% agreed that knowledge of anatomy is important for clinicians. 48% agreed about application of anatomical skills and knowledge should be incorporated in pre-clinical stage of curriculum. 48.5% strongly agreed that applied anatomy can relate the basics with clinical skills. 45% strongly agreed and 40% agreed regarding the importance of anatomy basics that should play vital part in making perfect physician. 41% strongly agreed and 40% agreed that anatomy fades with the passage of time. 51% strongly agreed while 37% agreed that problem based curriculum plays an important part in retention of knowledge. 

Conclusion: The students appreciated the importance and relevance of anatomy knowledge during their clinical posting. However, there is substantial loss in anatomy knowledge during clerkship. Hence there should be vertical integration and spiral curriculum of anatomy, to improve clinically knowledge of anatomy. 

Keywords: Anatomy; Clinical Clerkship; Medical Education


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Citation: Hina Khan., et al. “Retention of Anatomy Knowledge: During Clerkship". EC Clinical and Experimental Anatomy 3.5 (2020): 01-05.

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